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The Heat Is On

By Ted on Aug 23, 2019

The Heat Is On

(This is our CINS Army Brief for August 2019. Learn more and subscribe here.) The heat is on, the Dow is down, “ … Dogs and Cats living together.” – Ghostbusters (1984) Not only temperatures are rising; here in the state of Texas ransomware attacks are… Read More

Sentinel Outpost 4.6: New Platform, New Features, and Expanded Visibility for You

By Ted on Aug 07, 2019

Sentinel Outpost 4.6: New Platform, New Features, and Expanded Visibility for You

Please Note: If your Sentinel isn’t running 4.6 yet, don’t worry. We’re slowly but surely making our way through all our customers’ external IPS devices, updating the software, and in some cases, hardware. If you haven’t heard from us yet, you will soon. Of course if you have any questions,… Read More

The 411 on Threat Intelligence: What It Is, How It’s Used and Why It’s Critical to Network Security

By Ted on Apr 26, 2019

The 411 on Threat Intelligence: What It Is, How It’s Used and Why It’s Critical to Network Security

Imagine what would happen if a neighborhood a few blocks away from yours started getting hit by a string of burglaries. Would you just sit by and wait to be the next victim? I doubt it. You and your neighbors would probably start looking through police reports and listening to… Read More

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: The Critical Need for Vulnerability Assessment and Ongoing Management

By Ted on Mar 29, 2019

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: The Critical Need for Vulnerability Assessment and Ongoing Management

Think about the last time you cleaned out your garage or closet. If you’re anything like me, you probably discovered things you never remembered buying, plus an item or two that you thought you’d gotten rid of a long time ago. The same is probably true of your network. The… Read More

GDPR Updates

By Ted on May 25, 2018

GDPR Updates

I’m sure you’ve received a flood of emails over the past few weeks and months, all referencing updated Privacy Policies and email subscriptions. You probably already know why: Today, May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect across the European Union. This set of laws give consumers… Read More

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